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Universal Core and Coil Ballast for 1000W Metal Halide Lamp 120V to 277V and 480V

SKU: M1000ML5AC5M500K | Ordering Code: M1000ML5AC5M500K  | UPC: 768386183471

$104.99 per Ballast
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  • Ignites one Metal Halide lamp

Universal HID MULTI-5 Core & Coil Ballast Kit* for use with a 1000 Watt Metal Halide lamp of 120/208/240/277/480 VOLTAGES. ANSI Code M47 or H36. Kit includes mounting brackets. Sold Individually, LAMP NOT INCLUDED.

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Input Volts


Input Watts


Number of Lamps


Ballast Factor

The percentage of a lamp's rated lumen output that can be expected when operated on a specific commercially available ballast. For example, a ballast with a ballast factor of 0.93 will result in the lamps emitting 93% of their rated lumen output. A ballast with a lower ballast factor results in less light output and also generally consumes less power.
Ballast Factor

Ballast Type

Magnetic ballasts are a legacy technology and use inductance to transform the line voltage to the voltage required to "fire" or excite the gasses in a lamp. Electronic ballasts use a variety of starting methods, and are more efficient than magnetic ballasts in converting input power to the proper lamp power and operate fluorescent lamps at higher frequencies, resulting in an overall lamp-ballast system – increasing efficacy 15% to 20% over a magnetic equivalent.
Ballast Type

Length (in)

Also referred to as "Maximum Overall Length" (MOL). For light bulbs, it measures the length of a light bulb, from the top of the bulb to the bottom of the base or pins and is typically expressed in inches. For light fixtures and ballasts, it applies to the total horizontal length of the item.
Length (in)

Width (in)

For fixtures and ballasts, width is the measurement of the total horizontal distance from left to right of the product in inches.
Width (in)

Height (in)

For ballasts and fixtures, height is the measurement of total vertical distance from the top of the product to the bottom expressed in inches.
Height (in)

Power Factor


Lamps by Wattage


Ballast Lamp Type

The type of bulb the ballast can fire.
Ballast Lamp Type
Metal Halide

Start Type

For Ballasts, indicates the method the ballast uses to start its bulbs. HID ballasts can be Probe or Pulse start. Fluorescent ballasts can be Rapid, Instant or Programmed start. For HID and Fluorescent bulbs, indicates the start-type of ballast that the bulb will work with.
Start Type

Ballast Code

The ANSI (American National Standards Institute) code that the ballast conforms to. For HID bulbs, indicates that the bulb is compatible with ballasts that conform to that standard.
Ballast Code
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Universal Core and Coil MH Ballast 120V to 277V and 480V for 1000W

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  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Light Output
  • Quality Construction


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      Comments about Universal Core and Coil MH Ballast 120V to 277V and 480V for 1000W:

      I have replaced 10 Mercury Vapor/ HPS ballasts with these and the light quality is great almost complete fixture for the price of a mercury vapor bulb. They can start up kind of loud but in 15 minutes they are bright and quit

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      • Q:

        Are Oil Filled Capacitor and Bracket Kit included in the package??
        Asked on 5/3/2011 by Ashay from India

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          The "500K" designation at the end of the product code refers to a replacement kit. The kit includes the appropriate core and coil, capacitor and all other components (i.e. mounting brackets) required for ballast replacement.

          Answered on 5/3/2011 by Product Support from
      • Q:

        I need to know if "5 tap" means that I can run multiple bulbs from this one ballast?
        Asked on 2/28/2011 by 777 from Irrigon, Oregon, USA

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          This ballast will only operate one bulb. The multi-tap (5 tap) means that the ballast can be wired for multiple voltages (120, 208, 240, 277 or 480 Volts).

          Answered on 3/1/2011 by Product Support from
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